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William Key Bond

October 2, 1792
February 17, 1864
Home Town:
St. Mary's County, MD
Later Residences:
Cincinnati, OH
Lucy Strong Bond (1817)
Biographical Notes:
William Key Bond was born in St. Mary's County, Maryland on October 2, 1792. After he studied law at the Litchfield Law School, he moved to Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1812. Bond was admitted to the bar in 1813 and commenced practice in Chillicothe.

He was elected a United States Representative from Ohio; as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and then as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1841). More success followed when he was elected chairman to the Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-sixth Congress), though he declined to be a candidate for a renomination in 1840.

Bond moved to Cincinnati in 1841 and continued the practice of his profession. He was appointed surveyor of the port of Cincinnati by President Fillmore ...

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Chillocothe, OH in 1813
Political Party:
Anti-Jacksonian; Whig
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (OH) 1835-1841
Federal Committees:
Chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures in 1839 and 1840.
Local Posts:
Surveyor of the Port (Cincinnati, OH) 1849-1853

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1811, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849, 9.

Bond, William Key Student Lecture Notes 1811-1812, Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum Joseph Downs Manuscript Collection No. 65x669.

Lectures on law by the Honable. Tapping Reeve and James Gould esquire at Litchfield, Connecticut, An. Dom: 1811 & 1812 Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University

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